Sunday, 11 November 2012

All you need to know about SW postcode regions

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The SW (South Western) post code area that is also called London SW postcode is a cluster of postcode districts that covers sections of SW London, England. The location starts from South Western SW1-SW10 and Battersea SW11 to SW20, London post town districts.

The SW was initially the head district of South Western. It has quite high density advancement and has been recently sectioned into smaller postcode districts. In places districts are employed for purposes apart from mail sorting, like use as geographic reference, SW sub-divisions continue to be grouped as a single "district." Inside SW1 postcode district are numerous other unique postcode units.

This postcode location originated in the year 1857 as SW district. In the year 1863, it acquired a number of locations of the discarded S district, the rest going to South-Eastern. In the year 1917, it was sectioned into numbered districts. The SW district comprises the postcode districts SW1-10, and the Battersea district SW11-20. SW95 is considered a non-geographic postcode district that is used by Department for Work & Pensions. This postcode area is part of London post town, with no dependent localities needed.

The SW postcode area encompasses postcode district on two sides of River Thames. The SW1 postcode district spreads to the locations of London central on north bank of River Thames, approximately between Chelsea and Hungerford Bridge. It includes Belgravia, Pilmico, sections of Brompton and Westminster. It has Westminster Abbey, Whitehall, Westminster School, Dolphin Square, the Tate Gallery, and Thames House. SW2 to SW10 contains the internal part of north-eastern postcode area, with SW3, SW5-7 and SW10 districts, north of the river.

SW11-20, on the other hand, forms the outer SW part of the postcode area. It is wholly south of River Thames. This postcode area contains all of London Borough of Wandswarth, western part of London Borough of Lambeth, the southern parts of Westminster City and Royal Borough of Chelsea and Kenington, the SE part of London borough of Chelsea and Hammersmith, the NE area of London Borough of Richmond, upon Thames and northern parts of London Borough of both Croydon and Merton.

SW 19 Area encompasses Colliers, Wimbledon, Merton and Colliers Wood. People have lived in Wimbledon since, in the minimum, the Iron Age when Wimbledon Common's hill fort is considered to have been established. In the year 1087 when Domesday Book was compiled, it was a section of manor of Mortlake.

The proprietorship of manor of Wimbledon alternated between many rich households several times during its existence. This area also attracted a number of rich families that established big houses like Wimbledon, Warren and Eagle House. The village advanced with a steady rural population that coexisted with wealthy traders and nobility from the city.

In 18th century, the Fox and Dog public house was established as a stagecoach stop from London to Portsmouth. In the year 1838, the London and South Western Railway established a station to the SE of the village at the foot of Wimbledon hill. The area of this station shifted the spotlight of later development of the town away from the initial village centre.

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